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Finished Maisie Quilt!

Hooray for a finish, be it a simple one! Maisie is all done and ready to be shipped to Sydney as part of the AQWL project. This was one of my goals for Q2 in the FAL at the Littlest Thistle.

Maisie is made with a couple of panels found at spotlight in their clearance section. I think they would make a nice fabric book too. I went a bit mad and bought a few so will be making more Maisie things at some point. Or maybe I’ll let Miss8 loose with them. πŸ™‚20140425-101119.jpg

The backing is Castle Peeps by Lizzie House for Andover, which has been sitting in my stash for a while. I think a brighter yellow might have been better, but this was the best I had over the Easter holidays and the castles combined with the red won me over. I wouldn’t use this on the binding again though. A stronger colour, dots or stripes would have looked better, I think. I was trying to be frugal and use up the remaining fabric (perfect amount for binding) but not entirely convinced that it worked well…

I haven’t really had a lot of time to be sending quilt tops monthly (as was my aim) so decided to complete a quilt to send with my blocks for March (or were the economy blocks Feb? Oh dear!) These quilts are the perfect size for using up some batting scraps I have hanging around my sewing room, and it just seemed silly that I was posting blocks, which then had to be posted to someone else with batting and backing. So I think a better aim would be for a completed quilt every couple of months for the project since I enjoy the quilting and finishing as much as the piecing. πŸ™‚ Well, from now on, that is… I’ve seen enough of these economy blocks for now!



Productive Easter!

All caught up on Pat Sloan’s globetrotting BOM. Yey!

Finding this one so much fun. I found the purple aboriginal print at my local quilt shop and challenged myself to use it, knowing full well how much quilters tend to not use purple. I just loved it too much to put it back on the shelf. πŸ™‚

Loving it, in a completely would-never-have-chosen-this-if-I-was-being-safe kinda way!

Economy blocks all done. Going to send these 35 to AQWL as is as I’ve run out of (long) weekend. Happy for Jenny to decide whether to make into a completed top or mixed up with other donations.


Almost got a completed charity quilt ready too but will wait until the binding is done and post separately. Squee to having that nearly ready!

As part of my quilt history/traditional block study, I’m doing Barbara Brackman’s Jane Austen BOW. Up to date now. Made a mistake on block 2 but I can live with it so I’m going to leave it.


Been working on some pinwheels for a gift quilt… Just not feeling it… Going to leave this for a bit and hope inspiration hits!

Thanks for keeping it fun, kidlets. πŸ™‚

Tula’s gridlock is almost there too, but definitely saving that for a post of its own too. So excited to see that come together!